College of Business Department of Graduate Studies
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Doctor of Business Administration Degree


A completed application to the DBA program includes the University graduate admissions application, official copies of transcripts from all universities attended, official copy of GMAT score (550 minimum) not more than five years old, and three reference letters that address potential for success in doctoral study.  The marketing department requires the GMAT and DOES NOT ACCEPT THE GRE.  Please review the DBA Admission Policy and contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs before applying.International students must also submit a current financial statement signed by an official of the U.S. Embassy in the applicant’s country or a bank official; also a TOEFL score (not more than two years old) of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based) must be submitted (unless student has a degree from a university in the USA). After all credentials are received, the admission decision is rendered by the admissions committee. 

At the discretion of the committee, an applicant may be invited to visit campus for an oral interview prior to the committee’s final decision.  These visits normally take place during the early part of the calendar year in which a new cohort will be admitted. The marketing department admits a new cohort every two years on even calendar years (2016, 2018, etc.).  While possible, it is rare that a student is admitted during an odd numbered year.  Each cohort consist of 3-4 students in an attempt to build comaraderie in the cohort and allow students in the cohort to support each other through the doctoral education process. 

Materials to Submit to the Graduate Admissions

  1. Completed Graduate Application form
  2. Non-refundable application fee (Amount on Application for Admission)
  3. Transcripts

International Students Only, in addition to the the items shown above,

  1. Official degree-posted academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Certified translations in English must accompany all documents.
  2. Official academic diplomas
  3. Completed Affidavit of Support (I-134) and a certified financial statement (not more than two months old). International students are required to submit proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study at the University
  4. Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL scores not more than two years old.

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Materials to Submit to the College of Business Graduate Department

  1. Statement of purpose
  2. Letters of recommendation (3)
  3. Graduate assistantship application (if interested)
  4. GMAT score (school code 6372, not more than five years old)

Mail to:

Graduate Programs
College of Business
Louisiana Tech University
P. O. Box 10318
Ruston, LA 71272

Applicants should have all of their materials submitted by February 1 to be admitted for the following fall. Applicants are only admitted in the fall quarter.

For more information, contact:

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Dr. Douglas Amyx